Monday, 15 February 2016

Cricket

Image result for cricketCricket is a bat and ball game played between two teams of 11 players per side.

fields:
Cricket is played on a grassy field. which is the shape of an oval. In the center of the field is a rectangular strip, known as the pitch. The pitch is a flat surface, with very short grass. At either end of the pitch, are placed wooden targets, known as the wickets. These serve as a target for the bowling side and are defended by the batting side.


equipment:

ball:
Image result for cricket ballthe ball is traditionally red and hard with stripes going through it.
bat:
the bat is used to hit the ball it is traditionally made of wood and the total length of the bat can’t be more than 38 inches.
stumps and bails:
The stumps and bails are usually made of wood, most commonly ash, and together form a wicket at each end of the pitch.
Image result for cricket batclothing:
T-shirt with collar.
Long trousers.
Jumper (usually a vest).
Jockstrap with cup pocket into which a "box", or protective cup, is inserted and held in place.
Abdominal guard or "box" or an L Guard for male batsmen and wicket-keepers It is usually constructed from high density plastic with a padded edge. This is used to protect the genitals against impact from the ball.
Spiked shoes.
Helmet (often with a visor), worn by batsmen and fielders close to the batsman on strike to protect their heads.
Leg pads, worn by the two batsmen and the wicketkeeper, used to protect the shin bone against impact from the ball. The wicket-keeping pads are slightly different from the batsman's.
Thigh guard, arm guards, chest guard, and elbow guards to protect the body of the batsmen.
Gloves for batsmen only, thickly padded above the fingers and on the thumb of the hand, to protect against impact from the ball as it is bowled


The main objective of the game is to score more points than the the opposing team by hitting the ball being thrown at you and scoring runs, the bowler delivers the ball to the batsman who attempts to hit the ball with his bat away from the fielders so he can run to the other end of the pitch and score a run. Each batsman continues batting until he is out. The batting team continues batting until ten batsmen are out, or a specified number of overs of six balls have been bowled, at which point the teams switch roles and the fielding team comes in to bat.
Image result for cricket
To summarise cricket is a competitive, team, bat and ball game, where there are 11 players on each team all trying to hit the ball so they can score runs for there team.

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